Can't keep quiet about this news: John Krasinski is officially returning to direct "A Quiet Place 2," the sequel to last year's hit horror thriller.

Krasinski's wife, Emily Blunt, will also return to star in the follow-up. Blunt won a SAG Award for her intense performance (which included a near-silent birth scene).

Krasinski also revealed the release date of "A Quiet Place 2" on Instagram: May 15, 2020.

Krasinski has been working on the sequel's script with writers Bryan Woods and Scott Beck. The three received a Writers Guild nomination for the first movie's script.

"A Quiet Place" was made on a modest budget but became a huge global hit. Krasinski and Blunt played parents protecting their family from alien monsters with extraordinary hearing. They were forced to live in near silence or be brutally killed by the aliens.


The first film ended with Krasinski's dad character dead, having sacrificed himself for his kids. After their deaf daughter figured out how to incapacitate the monsters, Blunt's tough mom started taking them out.

But there's still more to explore, as Krasinski told Entertainment Weekly of the sequel, "This is a world you can play in."

"It’s actually a world, which is a whole different, very unique experience. “It’s not like 'Alien' or 'Jaws' where the main villain is the thing you’re repeating; it’s an actual entire set of rules and the circumstance that the world has undergone that you can play in very different facets.”